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EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

TOP 10 MUNICH

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Must-see museums & galleries Best beer halls Great castles Best venues for music & theater Great walks & itineraries Liveliest bars & clubs Best hotels for every budget Great day trips Best lakes, parks & gardens Insider tips for every visitor

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 10 BEST OF EVERYTHING

TOP 10

MUNICH

ELFI LEDIG

EYEWITNESS TRAVEL

Contents

Left Deutsches Museum Centre Frauenkirche Right Alte Münze

Contents Munich’s Top 10 Produced by Dorling Kindersley Verlag, Munich English-language adaptation produced by International Book Productions Inc., Toronto Reproduced by Colourscan, Singapore Printed and bound in China by Leo Paper Products Ltd First American Edition, 2005 11 12 13 14 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in the United States by DK Publishing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 Copyright 2005, 2011 © Dorling Kindersley Limited, London Reprinted with revisions 2007, 2009, 2011 Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. Published in Great Britain by Dorling Kindersley Limited. ISSN 1479-344X ISBN 978-0-75666-925-6 Within each Top 10 list in this book, no hierarchy of quality or popularity is implied. All 10 are, in the editor’s opinion, of roughly equal merit. Floors are referred to throughout in accordance with German usage; ie the “first floor” is the floor above ground level.

Munich Highlights

6

Deutsches Museum

8

Schloss Nymphenburg

12

Museum District – Alte Pinakothek

14

Olympiapark

18

Residenz

20

Oktoberfest

22

Beer Gardens

24

Around Marienplatz

26

Neuschwanstein & Ludwig II

28

Starnberger See

32

Historic Events

34

Museums & Galleries

36

Gardens & Parks

38

Churches, Chapels & Houses of Worship

40

Opera, Concerts & Theatre 42 Small Theatres & Cabarets 44 Festivals & Open-Air Events 46 The information in this DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide is checked regularly. Every effort has been made to ensure that this book is as up-to-date as possible at the time of going to press. Some details, however, such as telephone numbers, opening hours, prices, gallery hanging arrangements and travel information are liable to change. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of this book, nor for any material on third party websites, and cannot guarantee that any website address in this book will be a suitable source of travel information. We value the views and suggestions of our readers very highly. Please write to: Publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 80 Strand, London, Great Britain WC2R 0RL, or email [email protected]. Cover: Front – Alamy Images Alan Copson City Pictures bl; Getty Images Rainer Martini main. Spine – DK Images Dorota and Mariusz Jarymowicz b. Back – Alamy Images Cody Duncan tr; DK Images Dorota and Mariusz Jarymowicz tc, tl.

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Traditional Pubs

50

Markets & Fairs

52

Munich – the Bavarian Hollywood

54

Nightlife

58

Bars & Cafés

60

Gay & Lesbian Hangouts

62

Fine Dining

64

Shopping

66

Children’s Attractions

68

Walks & Cycling Tours

70

Sport & Wellness

72

Traditions In & Around Munich

74

Along the Isar River South & West

96 104

Contents

Left Antiquarium, Residenz Centre Schloss Nymphenburg Right Oktoberfest

Day Trips & Excursions Around Munich

114

Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Zugspitze 116 Baroque & Rococo in Pfaffenwinkel

120

Lakes & Towns in Upper Bavaria

124

Along the Inn River

128

Streetsmart Around Town Downtown & Old Town Schwabing & University District

78 86

Practical Information

132

Places to stay

144

General Index

152

Left Theatinerkirche Right Fischbrunnen (Fish Fountain) Marienplatz

Following pages Munich, the Alps in the background

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TOP 10 MUNICH

Deutsches Museum 8–11 Schloss Nymphenburg 12–13 Museum District – Alte Pinakothek 14–17 Olympiapark 18–19 Residenz 20–21 Oktoberfest 22–23 Beer Gardens 24–25 Around Marienplatz 26–27 Neuschwanstein & Ludwig II 28–31 Starnberger See 32–33 Top 10 of Everything 34–75

TOP 10 MUNICH

Munich Highlights 6–7

Museum ! Deutsches Renowned as the oldest and largest museum of science and technology in the world, the museum attracts more than 1.3 million visitors every year (see pp8–11).

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